How to Install WordPress

Before you begin the install, you will need to create a MySQL Database and add a My SQL Database user.
  • Log in to your cPanel.
  • Click MySQL Database Wizard icon under the Databases section.
  • In Step 1. Create a Database enter the database name and click Next Step.
  • In Step 2. Create Database Users enter the database user name and the password. Make sure to use a strong password. Click Create User.
  • In Step 3. Add User to Database click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
  • In Step 4. Complete the task note the database name and user. Write down the values of hostname, username, databasename, and the password you chose. (Note that hostname will usually be localhost.)
  1. Download WordPress from it's We recommend that you download and install the latest stable version of WordPress. Locate the installation package that you've just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.
  2. Next you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP.
  3. Navigate to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory you'll need to go to The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don't have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.
  4. Next you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. We already have this information, so press the "Go" button.
  5. Enter the details for we created earlier for the MySQL database and press the "Submit" button.
  6. WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the "Run the Install" button to proceed.
  7. Next you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. Please keep a note of the details entered here as they are used to login to WordPress when installation is complete. You can also specify whether you want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the "Install WordPress" button.
WordPress is now installed. You can use the "Log In" button to access your website backend and start posting to your new site.
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